Saturday, 28 May 2011

"The Books I Should Have Read by Now" Challenge!

I've decided to participate in my first reading blogger challenge hosted by Gabriel at Gabriel Reads starting on June, 1. As a bibliophile, my shelves are overflowing with books and turning my room into a hazardous obstacle course. Well, this is just the incentive I need to actually get around to reading the books I own instead of going out and buying more. Furthermore, I will be able to determine whether or not these books are worthy of shelf-status or should be donated. Here is a tentative list:
  1. Fool by Christopher Moore 
  2. The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove by Christopher Moore 
  3. Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore
  4. Satanic Verses by Salman Rusdie 
  5. How to be Good by Nick Hornby 
  6. Anonymous Rex by Eric Garcia
  7. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  8. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 
  9. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  10. Youth in Revolt by C.D. Payne
  11. I Know this Much is True by Wally Lamb
  12. Little Green Men by Christopher Buckley
  13. All Families are Psychotic by Douglas Coupland 
  14. Sailing to Sarantium by Guy Gavriel Kay
  15. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
  16. A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
  17. The Frog King by Adam Davies
  18. Middlesex by Jefferey Eugenides
  19. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
  20. The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  21. Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
  22. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  23. The World According to Garp by John Irving
  24. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  25. Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres 


  1. Great list. Glad to have you on board. :)

  2. This reminds me, I need to post my list!

  3. I don't know any of these...I will have to check them out.


  4. Gabriel: Thanks dude, I'm glad that I found your blog. :)

    Ellie: I checked your list the other day Ellie and it is solid. I'm really excited about your PKD choice and although personally it is medicore in comparison to a lot of his other great works, it is a good starting place to get a sense of his style.

    Elizabeth: Some of these titles are a little obscure (Davies, Moore perhaps?) while others are fairly popular (Franzen, Rushdie, Lamb)at least by literary circles and the best-sellers list. Franzen's book was even promoted on Oprah if I am not mistaken. These were purchased on a whim because they were either cheap or the cover was striking. I would not recommend any of them yet! :P